BLOODTHIRSTY teen Miranda Barbour shook a quiet Pennsylvania community to its core when she was busted for a vicious thrill-killing, and now she’s sending shock waves around the nation by revealing the true depth of her murderous depravity.
In a terrifying jailhouse interview, the fiendish 19-year-old recently boasted that she had literally been hell-bent on killing since she was 13 – taking at least 22 lives as a devoted follower of Satan.
Even more incredible, she sees herself as a real-life “Dexter,” the Showtime series’ serial killer who selects victims he believes deserve to die.
Miranda says her bloody cross-country rampage took her to Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California, where she killed only “bad people.” And when it comes to regrets, she adds: “I have none.”
She carried out her alleged murder spree with coldblooded, methodical planning that would have made Dexter proud.
“I would lure these people in,” she said. “I studied them. I learned them and even became their friend. I did this to people who did bad things and didn’t deserve to be here anymore.”
She never gave any examples of what made a person deserve to die at her hands, but she did say that she committed most of the slayings in Alaska. And in some cases, drugs fueled the gruesome acts.
“I wasn’t always there (mentally),” she admitted. “I knew something was bad inside me, and the satanic beliefs brought it out. I embraced it.”
Miranda says she can pinpoint where her victims can be found but, chillingly, she says she doesn’t even know how many people she murdered.
“When I hit 22, I stopped counting,” she said.
The small, bespectacled mom of a baby girl first came to the attention of Pennsylvanians when she and her husband of three weeks, Elytte, were busted for the thrill-killing of 42-year-old civil engineer Troy LaFerrara in Sunbury, about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
Police believe Miranda connected with her victim through an ad offering “companionship” on the Internet site Craigslist, then plunged a knife into him at least 20 times after they met at a shopping mall.
During her jailhouse interview, she blamed her monstrous behavior on her troubled childhood.
Miranda said a relative sexually molested her at age 4. Nine years later, Miranda joined a satanic cult in Alaska, and soon she claims blood was on her hands.
She recalls going with the cult’s leader to meet a man who owed him money.
“It was in an alley and he (the cult leader) shot him. Then he said to me that it was my turn to shoot him. I hate guns…I couldn’t do it, so he came behind me and he took his hands and put them on top of mine, and we pulled the trigger.
“From there, I just continued to kill.”
Sunbury, Pa., Police Chief Steve Mazzeo said: “We are seriously concerned and have been in contact with the proper authorities.”